Biomedical Nanotechnology

Methods and Protocols

  • Sarah J. Hurst

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 726)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sarah J. Hurst
    Pages 1-13
  3. Using Nanomaterials in Sensing, Imaging, and Therapeutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jered B. Haun, Tae-Jong Yoon, Hakho Lee, Ralph Weissleder
      Pages 33-49
    3. Jerry C. Chang, Sandra J. Rosenthal
      Pages 51-62
    4. Tijana Rajh, Nada M. Dimitrijevic, Elena A. Rozhkova
      Pages 63-75
    5. Chris R. Taitt, Lisa C. Shriver-Lake, George P. Anderson, Frances S. Ligler
      Pages 77-94
    6. Duane E. Prasuhn, Kimihiro Susumu, Igor L. Medintz
      Pages 95-110
    7. Jun Zhou, Yaguang Wei, Qin Kuang, Zhong Lin Wang
      Pages 111-117
    8. Ashish Yeri, Di Gao
      Pages 119-139
    9. Shutao Wang, Gwen E. Owens, Hsian-Rong Tseng
      Pages 141-150
    10. Yong-Eun Koo Lee, Raoul Kopelman
      Pages 151-178
    11. Ghanashyam Acharya, Matthew McDermott, Soo Jung Shin, Haesun Park, Kinam Park
      Pages 179-185
    12. Dustin Lockney, Stefan Franzen, Steven Lommel
      Pages 207-221
    13. Hongwei Liao, Bhavna Paratala, Balaji Sitharaman, Yuhuang Wang
      Pages 223-241
    14. Roshan James, Udaya S. Toti, Cato T. Laurencin, Sangamesh G. Kumbar
      Pages 243-258
  4. Translating Nanoscience and Technology from the Lab to the Clinic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Hanene Ali-Boucetta, Khuloud T. Al-Jamal, Kostas Kostarelos
      Pages 299-312
    3. Christie M. Sayes, Kenneth L. Reed, David B. Warheit
      Pages 313-324
    4. Jose Amado Dinglasan, Darren J. Anderson, Keith Thomas
      Pages 379-391
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 431-434

About this book


Due to their unique size-dependent properties, nanomaterials have the potential to revolutionize the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease by offering superior capabilities compared to conventionally-used materials.  Biomedical Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols brings together experts from a wide variety of fields to provide a practical overview of biomedical nanotechnology, from the conception of novel materials in the laboratory to the application of such structures in the clinic. After a brief introductory chapter, the first section consists of protocol chapters which provide hands-on information on the synthesis of a variety of solution-phase and surface-bound nanomaterials and their application in sensing, imaging, and/or therapeutics, while the second section consists of a series of case studies and review chapters that discuss the toxicology of nanomaterials, the regulatory pathways to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of these materials, their patenting, marketing, and commercialization, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, many chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and insightful tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Cutting-edge and authoritative, Biomedical Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols surveys this exciting field from the most vital angles in order to provide a comprehensive reference for scientists and researchers of all different backgrounds looking to utilize the numerous versatile applications of nanomaterial technologies.


Biodetection Carbon nanotubes Drug delivery Nanomaterials Nanoscience Nanotherapeutics Scaffolds Sensing and imaging Toxicology profiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah J. Hurst
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Nanoscale MaterialsArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-051-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-052-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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